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Stacy Mulcahy (left), coowner of Big Feast Bistro, and Rebecca Awram, organizing chair of Cheers to the Planet, are promoting the April 19 gala at the ACT. See story on page A9.

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NDP speak out against Stave P3 proposal

by Amy Judd

A local NDP candidate, along with NDP MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, Peter Julian, is calling for the federal government and MP Randy Kamp to stand up for Mission and Abbotsford, and not allow a publicprivate partnership (P3) project to provide those communities with water

from Stave Lake. “Everybody needs water,” said candidate Craig Speirs, “it’s an essential service.” However, Speirs said the problem lies in the fact that the NDP believes even though Mission council voted against a P3 deal last Monday, they were re-visiting the issue in a closed meeting last night. “That’s a problem,” said Speirs. “I’m just incensed that they would put their water supply up for sale.” He said the NDP heard that Mission council was discussing the issue again, and as a result both he and Julian were planning a

press conference and rally tion that got out to the in Mission on Monday, community.” after the TIMES’ deadline. Atebe stressed that the Speirs said they heard decision made by Mission it from Water Watch council last week still Missionstands – Abbotsford, four counbut Mission cillors voted “Everybody needs mayor against it, water – it’s an James while three, essential service.” Atebe said includhe could ing Atebe, Craig Speirs not confirm voted for it. what is on “If they the agenda were going for a closed to change meeting. their role,” he said, “that “Council did make a would have to be in a decision about the P3 last public meeting.” Monday,” he said. “At Speirs said that Atebe the moment I’m really refusing to talk about the shocked by the informameeting was a “good out.”

“What he’s doing is probably testing the waters to see if the vote can go his way,” said Speirs. Atebe said this meeting was a normal Monday night meeting, and that Abbotsford’s decision on the issue will have no relevance to Mission’s decision. Abbotsford council has yet to vote on the issue. Speirs said that a P3 agreement is absolutely the wrong way to go to develop a new water supply source at Stave Lake. “As soon as you do that, that private guy can trade that contract on the open market,” said Speirs. “The

only advantage is to the private corporation.” He added that the offer of $72 million from the federal government to build this water treatment source only on the condition that it be a 25-year P3 agreement was “classic bullying.” “You force people into this situation because they need the money,” he said. “I voted for P3 and four of my fellow councillors voted against it, and that decision still stands,” said Atebe. “It’s not genuine to tell the council they can’t do their closed meeting business that they do every Monday.”

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Band exemplifies Maple Ridge traditions What’s OnLine

New email scam Ridge Meadows RCMP are urging citizens to be careful when replying to emails that promise huge financial gains. One local resident is now out $5,000 after he replied to a an email that promised him a large sum of money. Even though the victim did a lot of research into the business before sending any money, he still sent off $5,000 to obtain an International Law Enforcement Certificate. • More online:, click on “News”

HST vote set The harmonized sales tax referendum will be a mail-in ballot, and the first ballots will be mailed to registered voters on June 13. It is estimated that the majority of British Columbians will have received their ballots by June 24. All ballots must be received by Elections BC by July 22 at 4:30 p.m. or in person at a Service BC Centre. The question for the HST is: “Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and reinstating the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST (Goods and Services Tax)? Yes/No.” •More online:, click on “News”

Salute to helpers ICBC praised volunteers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for helping out in our community last year. Through programs such as Speed Watch, Lock Out Auto Crime and the Stolen Auto Recovery program, about 70 road safety volunters, and two community policing offices and police detachments in Ridge Meadows, spent some time last year trying to make our roads safer. • More online:, click on “Community”


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Maple Ridge Concert Band flute/piccolo player Laurie Dumas has been with the band for more than 25 years.

One Day in a Small Town is a tribute to Maple Ridge, a community close to two of the band members’ hearts. by Troy Landreville

Deja vu must be a common sensation for Maple Ridge Concert Band conductor and musical director Ed Dumas. He’s been there before, again, and again, and again – at Maple Ridge Secondary, his alma mater, with the concert band he’s been a member of since 1977.

There he was, on Tuesday, March 29 – inside MRSS’s music room, directing the band’s rehearsal for its upcoming spring One Day In A Small Town concert. Ed and his wife Laurie, have been band members for 25 years, now. Laurie is the concert coordinator and flute/piccolo player; a trumpet player, Ed now stands at the front of the stage, holding a conductor’s baton and facing the musicians. The band formed more than 50 years ago and includes about 40 members ranging in age from 15 to 70. It has played a major role in Ed and Laurie’s lives.

“It’s a big chunk,” Ed said. “We’ve toured with this band, we’ve camped in the summertime with this band, we’ve got lifelong friends with this band,” Laurie said. Ed said the band plays a significant role as a musical leader in Maple Ridge. “They’re the key musical group in town,” Ed said. “We cater mostly to adults but students come and play as well. It’s not really about ages, it’s about whether or not the musicians are comfortable playing at the high level that these folks play at. If they’re comfortable, they stay.” When Ed joined the band in the late 70s, he was attending Grade 11 at

MRSS. He was looking for another, what he called, “fun place to play.” His passion for music is more than just a hobby. He’s made it into a career as a band teacher with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District. Tonight’s concert, with special guests The Langley Concert Band, will be held on the main theatre stage at the ACT. The production is close to the Dumas’s hearts. It is made up of a series of musical vignettes that apply to Maple Ridge, a place the couple has called home for the better part of a quarter century. Ed has lived in the community since 1970. The only time he’s been away from his hometown was when he attended

the University of Victoria, where he met his future wife. “It’s all about Maple Ridge,” Laurie said. “The pieces are supposed to highlight our best features, like the trains that course through our town, the rain, and the mountains… it’s all about Maple Ridge.” The music will be accompanied by a few pictures flashed on a big screen behind the band. “It’s really about the musical performance,” Ed said. Ticket prices for the concert are, adults $9.50, and seniors and students, $7.50. For tickets call the ACT box office: 604-4762787. Visit the band’s website at:


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It’s a tradition in Whonnock to let residents know as much about their candidates as possible.

An all-candidates meeting has been confirmed for April 27, just days before voters go to the polls in a federal election. “We’ve always done it,” said Phil Johnson of the

Whonnock Community Association. “It’s part of our mandate as a community association to get people involved.” The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the

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an all-candidates forum on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Mission Best Western. Ridge library is having a meet-and-greet with the candidates on April 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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The North Lougheed land development is high on the list for two candidates vying for the mayor’s position in Pitt Meadows in the November elections. Councillors Deb Walters and Doug Bing have both confirmed they are throwing their hat into the ring. “Agriculture land has always been key for us to protect,” said Walters, and cited the North Lougheed land development as one of the most important issues in Pitt Meadows today. “That’s going to be a huge piece,” she added, “an election piece, and that’s why we are going out to the public for their feedback.” “That is the big key right there, just developing that as smart and as proper as we can.” Bing confirmed that is an issue for him as well, saying that area of land is really the last large piece that can be developed in the city. “That’s the next big piece that we’re working

on,” he said, “and we want to get public input.” Communication is an issue close to Bing’s heart, and he wants to make sure the public is aware of what is going on, and that they have the opportunity to give feedback. “Social media is a sign of the times,” he said. “There are a lot of people out there that may be too shy to show up to a meeting or speak in public, but they can still comment.” Both councillors have at least one term under their belts, and said although the decision to run was a big one, they know they have the right tools for the job. “I’ve been contemplating it for some time,” said Walters. “Even prior to Don’s [MacLean] announcement [that he was not seeking reelection].” Walters said Pitt Meadows is a growing community that needs a full-time mayor, and she is one of the few councillors able to do that. “Out of fairness for our residents and our city,” she said, “they deserve it.” Despite the fact that Bing also runs a dentist practise, he said that does

not get in the way of his duties to the city. “I can control my hours and days,” he said. “I’m prepared to do whatever is needed to do the job properly.” Walters believes that the city of Pitt Meadows is on the right path, and she wants to keep it that way. She added that other big issues that she believes are important for residents include the airport, keeping economic development moving forward to create more jobs in the community, and working with neighbouring communities as closely as possible. “I think people know I do communicate with people,” she added. “I think that’s very important. I want to be the voice for the people who don’t get heard.” “I think it’s really important that we connect with the younger people,” he said, who wants to get more young people involved in volunteering in the community.

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Selflessness praised The Bergthorsen Glee Club entertained volunteers at an appreciation event at Meadows Garden Golf Course on Sunday. Isabel Forgues (below) has been volunteering for 17 years in Pitt Meadows. Maria Rantanen/TIMES

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Pitt Meadows Mayor Don MacLean thanked volunteers for helping out in the community. Maria Rantanen

Two events were held in the community on Sunday to thank people who give of their time. A pancake breakfast was held at Red Robin’s in Maple Ridge, and later at 1 p.m. an appreciation event was held at Meadow Gardens Golf Course in Pitt Meadows. The Mayor of Pitt Meadows Don MacLean thanked volunteers for what they do for the community, but he noted many people couldn’t come out to the event because they were volunteering. Isabel Forgues is 89 years old and she has been volunteering in Pitt Meadows

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Children will receive bunny ears, noses, colouring books and Purdy’s foil-wrapped chocolates for 17 years, since she moved to the City. “I like to volunteer, I like to meet people,” Forgues said. “I have great friends in volunteer [places].” Last year, Forgues volunteered at the torch relay. She is also involved in the Canada Day and Pitt Meadows Day celebrations in her hometown.




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2010 a success for Mounties by Amy Judd

Ridge Meadows RCMP had a busy year in 2010. Not only were they enforcing laws in the community, they were also volunteering their time at events and launching both Facebook and Twitter accounts. RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh gave a presentation at Pitt Meadows council last week outlining some of the department’s successes and focus areas. One of the important points raised was that Ridge Meadows RCMP want to practise an ongoing assessment of operations to maximize their resources. “We are fortunate in Pitt Meadows that

we don’t have too much serious crime,” said Walsh, but he pointed out that the department has a leadership group within their senior management that will shuffle resources around if need be. In 2010, Ridge Meadows upgraded their cellblock to bring it up to RCMP safety standards and were out on the streets performing enhanced road checks for impaired driving. “I realize there are some sensitivities in the restaurant and bar industry,” said Walsh, “but this is saving lives.” Youth has always been an important target for the detachment, and that is part of the reason why both Facebook and Twitter was launched last year. “Youth especially don’t communicate in traditional ways any more,” said Walsh. Officers volunteered last year with Cops for Cancer, after-school youth sports, the Pitt Meadows Day Parade, and the Santa Parade.


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SRT students practise for real life

Mayor, MLA among prominent members of the community to give youth a taste of a real job interview.

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Debbie Kennedy of the Ridge Meadows Hospital interviewed Brett Almond to prepare him for real job interviews in the future. ces manager with the Ridge Meadows Hospital, interviewed Grade 10 student Brett Almond. After the interview, she conducted what she called a “debrief,” pointing out his strengths and how he could improve, for example, checking for typos in his resume and adding more information about what he’d done and how it would tie into the job he was seeking. “Those things are really important,” Kennedy said. Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton interviewed five students and said he enjoyed the process and giving feedback to students on how to improve. As a teacher in his civilian life, however, Dalton said he emphasizes the importance of education to the students he interviews, saying it’s important a job doesn’t get in the way of their schooling. But he said he was impressed overall with the students he interviewed. “You can see the keenness of the students,” he said.

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Local bounty at gala A food-centred fundraiser next Tuesday will benefit the CEED Centre. Local resident and volunteer Rebecca Awram wanted to put her professional brokering skills to good use for the CEED Centre. So she organized an ecoflavoured event that will draw upon several of her passions at the same time. “I like wine and fine cuisine, but I also know that we have to be better stewards of our environment. That’s why we came up with the Cheers to the Planet: Eat, Drink and be Eco event on April 19.” The fundraiser at the ACT will feature organic, sustainable or local products from seven wineries, two breweries, four organic dairies and six food establishments. Awram discovered the CEED Centre only a short time ago. As a single mother with a teenage son, she was initially attracted to the action group looking to set up a food co-op as a potential source of affordable organic produce. She joined in a

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Stacy Mulcahy, co-owner of Big Feast Bistro, and Rebecca Awram, organizing chair of Cheers to the Planet, are promoting Cheers to the Planet, a CEED Centre fundraiser. Wednesday community discussion and became excited by the range of topics and action underway as part of the Golden Ears Transition Initiative. A short time later, she found herself volunteering to create a fundraising event during Earth Week. “I can’t stand it when people say they don’t have time to volunteer. If I can

do it, anyone can,” said the independent mortgage broker. In between regular work and volunteering, she teaches seminars at Ridge Meadows College on home buying, finance, real estate investing, and credit management. Awram is joined by other CEED Centre volunteers in trying to tap the public’s appetite for environmentally focused initiatives. “We would like to secure operating funds for the CEED Centre,” said Janet Amsden, president of the non-profit society. “Our grant-financed programs pay for themselves, but they don’t fully fund our facility or the staff required to keep everything going.” In fact, two of the six events for Earth Week will be held as fundraisers for the CEED Centre and its partners. Tickets for Cheers to the Planet are on sale at the ACT box office 604476-2787, www.theactmapleridge. One dollar from each ticket also goes toward the ACT’s facility renewal fund.

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Get out and volunteer This week is a national event – one that has a dramatic impact on every community across the country. Indeed, this week’s focus is something that defines the concept of community for many people. This week is National Volunteer Week, a week officially set aside to honour volunteers, and to raise awareness of what volunteers do for the communities they serve. The officials who have set aside the week recently calculated the volunteer commitment across Canada: six and a half million – the official tally of volunteers in this country of a few more than 30 millions of souls. At first, it’s hard to believe that one in every five Canadians is tallied on the volunteers’ side of the ledger. But when you think of all the volunteer efforts right here in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, it becomes difficult to believe that the number could be so small. Think about it. What is a volunteer? According to Webster, a volunteer is “a person who enters or offers to enter into service of his own free will.” In other words, a volunteer is a person who provides a service for free, like a kids’ soccer team’s coach, for instance. Or somebody who knocks on doors for the Kidney Foundation. Or the people who get together and do something – almost anything – to raise money for the Cancer Society (Terry Fox has to be the Grand Champion Volunteer of all time). Or how about the fellow who stops to help out, without expectation of payment, when your car leaves you stranded on the side of the road? It’s a cliche that it is difficult to imagine how we could get through life without volunteers. But surely, for the vast majority of us anyway, it would be just as difficult to get through an entire lifetime without being a volunteer. In fact, if you haven’t been a volunteer, you haven’t been living. It’s time you changed your style and joined up with the rest of humanity. – B.G.


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Coalition isn’t a dirty word Count the letters. There’s nine. That, folks, is a coalition. So it’s obvious to those of us In more realistic terms, howwith the brainpower it takes ever, the vast majority of MPs to count all of our fingers and are aligned with specific politthumbs that “coalition” is not a ical parties, and it will be the four-letter word. leader of one of those parties You don’t even have to take who will receive the majoryour socks off for this one. ity approval needed to oversee But some folks tramping the the business of government as campaign trail seem to think we’re prime minister. not quite bright enough to figure Consequently, when one party by Bob Groeneveld this one out on our own. holds a majority of seats (more In a parliamentary system like than 152), that party’s leader the one we have in Canada (and in each of the virtually automatically becomes the leader of provinces), every government is actually a coalithe coalition of MPs that sit on the “government tion of varying degrees. side” of the House of Commons. Although our federal election campaigns in When the party with the most seats can’t musCanada have focused more and more on national ter more than the magic 50 per cent plus one, it political party leaders, the fact is that, unlike our gets a bit more complicated. American neighbours to the south, individual Usually, provided he is a rational and reasonCanadians do not get to vote for the leader of ably sane individual, the leader of the party with our country. the most seats is invited to form a minority gov(Indeed, if we were to put a fine point on it, ernment, one that is dependent on the approval we live under the dominion of a monarchy, of MPs from other political parties to pass legisso Queen Elizabeth II, rather than our prime lation and keep the government operating. minister, is actually our head of state, and conThis is how Canada’s government has been sequently, we don’t even have the remotest say operating for nearly a decade. over who our “leader” will be at all. But mostly, It’s still not the formal “coalition” that scarethe queen hangs out in other countries, where mongers in the current federal election campaign she doesn’t cost us anything, and her authority would have us fear, but the principle behind it is within Canada has dwindled to little more than a almost the same. ceremonial role which costs us less the more she A formal coalition involves an agreement stays away. Either way, she’s not really relevant between two (or more) minority parties (adding to our discussion of coalitions.) up to a majority) to work together to maintain Even if we throw the queen out of the equaa stable government. It usually involves offering tion, we still don’t get to vote for the prime power positions – usually senior ministries – to minister. The next prime minister will technically MPs of the smaller coalition members, to ensure be elected within the House of Commons by the fealty. representatives Canadians elect in each of the Somewhere in between is what we might get 308 federal ridings – geographical areas divided if the Conservatives win the most seats, but not to include about 100,000 residents each – across a majority. The Liberals could form the governthe country on May 2. ment – without a formal coalition, and as legitTechnically, the prime minister is chosen – and mately as any of the past minorities – if they can leads the affairs of government – through the get approval for their ideas from the most elected approval of like-minded Members of Parliament. MPs inside or outside of their party.

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Dear Editor, Will there actually be a cost saving if the school district extends spring break? According to information on the website, under Calendar FAQ, it will not affect salaries. Employees who work with students will take the additional six days off as holidays, but will make up for that time by having a slightly longer regular working day. Employees who do not work directly with students might work on those days or might make up the time by adding days elsewhere in their work schedule, but they would not lose any pay. There is also, apparently, work to provide low-cost programs for families, especially for vulnerable students. Funding will be provided through a provincial Community Links program and Municipal Parks and Leisure Services.

Is off loading school district expenses onto other government budgets true saving? Taxpayers ultimately pay. Many families will also have extra costs associated with an extended break. Research proves adding a few minutes to the end of the day to make up for the lost days has no educational merit, so why should that even be considered? The school district prepares an achievement contract, which is a public statement of commitment by a Board of Education, to improve success for each student in the district. How will lost days of instruction improve success for each student? Please pay attention to how trustees vote on this issue on April 13. Do they vote for our students’ education and the best use of public money, or do they vote for more vacation time? Karen Georgi, Pitt Meadows

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Dear Editor, As the store manager of the London Drugs in Maple Ridge and a 35-year-resident, I have a good understanding of how passionate local residents are about their horses. I also understand the issues they have with the lack of acceptance the public has with sharing roads and trails. When speaking to several of our staff who own horses, and those who volunteer their time for horse-related issues, they are surprised by a recent letter to the editor [Horses don’t suck, April 4 Letters, TIMES]. The comment, however taken or heard, was made in jest to a customer who was being assisted with horse movies. It would be difficult to find staff that would say “horses suck” with any ill intent. The staff person in question is quite upset that it was taken in a negative manner. London Drugs is committed to being an upstanding member of the community. I would ask that the one comment be addressed in the context intended, and not as a representation of how any of our staff feel about horses. In communication to letter-writer Jim Thorman, our sincere apologies. The comment was not appropriate, regardless of intent. Mike Cummings, Maple Ridge London Drugs

prisoners over to Afghan authorities to be tortured. This is despite the best efforts of the opposition parties who actually represent the majority of Canadians. Expensive court proceedings, the firing of Military Police Complaints Commission head Peter Tinsley, and the proroguing of Parliament are just a few examples of the ways the Conservatives have been trying to conceal this information from the public. I guarantee that neither Stephen Harper nor Randy Kamp will utter the words G20 during their campaign. A conspiracy theorist might even wonder if an election was provoked by the Conservatives to avoid the embarrassment of reports about to become available to the public. Imagine how it will be if we find out that Canada did break the Geneva Convention with our activities in Afghanistan, right after a Conservative majority is formed. Will you still be a proud Canadian? I know I won’t. Elizabeth Rosenau, Maple Ridge [Fuller version of this letter is online at www.mrtimes. com, click on ‘Opinion’]


We also know they have low-balled the cost of the C-35 fighter jets they put on order without any serious study of the alternatives. But it gets worse. We still (!) don’t have access to Afghan detainee documents which will let us know whether our government broke the Geneva Convention by handing

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doing the job we hired him to do. Maybe you could explain to me why it should work any different with a public servant, an elected MLA whose job is specifically to represent his constituents, not the demagogue who happens to rule whatever party he happens to belong to. The money part of this is an absolute nobrainer. Why should we be paying Marc Dalton or any another MLA a ton of money for just being the yes man for a man whom 91 per cent of B.C. voters wanted desperately to be rid of. The really crazy part is that, if we don’t get rid of Mr. Dalton for not doing his job now, we will end up paying him literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for his gilded pension for not even doing the job we hired him to do. Does that make sense to anyone? Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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It’s all about the music

Classic Albums Live will play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon this Saturday in Maple Ridge. by Amy Judd

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How do you win? • Visit the TIMES’ website at:, find “More Ways to Connect,” and click on “send us your letters, photos, video.” • Fill in your name, email, and number. • Then write a short note explaining why you want to attend this show. Please note your community, and include the keyword “Classic” at the top of the note. Preference is given to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents. Entries must be received prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 and winners will be notified by telephone and/or email. Note: submitted comments could be used in future editions of the newspaper. No staff or family of the TIMES or Postmedia Network Inc. are eligible. This contest is restricted to online participants, 19 years or older only.

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Elaborate costumes, big wigs, platform shoes, flashing lights, and strobe machines may be a few things people might expect at rock concerts, but in one music company’s opinion, that takes away from the pure music experience. Classic Albums Live takes iconic albums from the ’60s and ’70s and recreates them live on stage. “We don’t care about looking like the band or wearing costumes,” said producer and founder Craig Martin. The goal of the show is to allow music lovers the chance to enjoy the music without the fanfare, much like a classical music orchestra. On April 16, fans of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon will have a chance to listen to the album as if they are listening to a record in their bedroom. “Fifty years from now we will be listening to Dark Side of the Moon,” said Martin. Martin said the show is like a Seinfeld episode, “there is no show.” “We just stand there and play music,” he said, “and yet there is a sublime connection that happens between the musicians and the audience.” He considers Pink Floyd’s album, released in 1979, to be one of the best shows. “My musicians are the best in the

world,” Martin said. “World domination is happening slowly,” he laughed. The show is on Saturday at The ACT, located at 11944 Haney Pl. Curtain is at 8 p.m., and tickets are $45.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Community happenings


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April 12 to 21

❚ The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA presents a free Easter egg hunt. Pick up a passport at any participating business or at the DMRBIA office at 34-22374 Lougheed Hwy., bring the family and discover 20 unique local businesses. Find one Easter egg hidden in each business and get a stamp on your passport. Children accompanied by a parent receive a free prize and Easter candy at each location. Hand in your completed passport to any participating business or at the DMRBIA office to be entered into a draw. Info: www.downtownmapleridge. ca or phone 604-467-2420.

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❚ Kanaka open mic/stage, features country singer Roger Schmidt at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave. Info: 604-463-6727.

April 13 ❚ Special Spring Stories and Crafts from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Library. Some stories, some crafts, and fun! Drop in, no registration required.

April 13 ❚ A community brainstorming session will be held in the ACT Studio Theatre. Arts

council members and the public are invited to discuss new event ideas, including how to celebrate Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council’s 40th anniversary. The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone attending will be offered a 2-for-1 ticket to Classic Albums Live — Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. This offer is only good for attendees who purchase the ticket on April 13.

April 13 ❚ Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society is holding its annual general meeting

at 7 p.m. at the general store site of the Pitt Meadows Museum at 12294 Harris Rd. Info: 604-465-4322.

April 14 ❚ The ACT is hosting the SFU Philosophers’ Cafe in the ACT lobby at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. This month’s topic is Which came first, the catastrophe or change in society? The moderator is Mark Kyren.

April 15 to 17

❚ Super-sized Lions meat draws of hams and turkeys will be held April 15 at the Witch of Endor and at By Bailey’s at 5, 6, and 7 p.m., April 16 at Fox’s Reach at 3, 4, and 5 p.m., and April 17 at the Witch of Endor and at By Bailey’s at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. All profits go to help handicapped kids or needy people in the community. Info: Lions Club president Ray Morrissette at 604-4674656.

April 12

❚ A Celtic session will run in the main lobby of the ACT with Nigel Tucker and his friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Come out and bring your instruments, join in the singing, or request a song.

April 12

❚ Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild will be meeting at Whonnock Lake Centre on at 7:30 p.m. We encourage visitors to join. We also welcome felters, knitters, basket makers and anyone interested in any other fibre arts. Info: Marie at 604-462-9059.

April 12

❚ One Day in a Small Town is presented by the Maple Ridge Concert Band with guests Langley Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $7.50 for students and seniors. Info:

April 12

❚ Soroptimist International Ridge Meadows monthly meeting starts at 7:15 p.m at 19225 119th Ave. in Pitt Meadows. Guests welcome. If interested in attending, contact Eileen English at 604463-2221 or eileen.english@

April 13 ❚ Maple Ridge Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre. Meeting is open to those with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or

April 14

❚ Tourism Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows invites the community to its open house from 3 to 6 p.m. to kick off


the visitor season and help the community understand the services available to them at the Visitor Centre on Harris Road.

April 14

❚ The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, which promotes cycling for all ages and abilities, meets every second Thursday of the month at the Maple Ridge Library, in the seminar room from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Info: http://www.

April 15

❚ To celebrate Earth Week, Ridge Meadows Recycling is presenting the refreshingly comedic eco-documentary film The Clean Bin Project. The movie follows a Vancouver couple as they go head to head in a competition to live zero waste for an entire year. Filmmakers Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin will be in attendance. The screening will be in the Maple Ridge council chambers at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A complete listing is available online at, click “Community”

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Riding to conquer cancer

A Maple Ridge resident is determined to live her life to the fullest.

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It’s unusual to see people using mountain bikes in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, but Gladys England’s team, Team F.A.C.T, is determined to finish the ride strong with them. The Enbridge Ride is a two-day cycling event that starts in Cloverdale and ends near Bellingham and takes place from June 18 to 19. All funds raised from the event will go to the B.C. Cancer Foundation to support cancer research. England was diagnosed in November of 2009 with a rare blood cancer called Light Chain Deposition Disease. After she discovered her protein levels were unusually high, further tests by a kidney specialist determined that she had the rare cancer. She now has a tattoo that says “Live Life,” a reminder she takes to heart after the team of oncologists that treated her

Team F.A.C.T members (left to right): Brad Sweet, Joanne Sweet, Shawn Danyk, Gladys England, and Brad Smith. told her to do so. The chemotherapy treatment that was given to her has left both her kidneys working at only half-capacity. “At some point in my lifetime [the doctors] say I will be on dialysis as well, said England. “My goal now is to get as much knowledge on it and maybe they can extend it so that it’s not a year from now that I’m on dialysis, maybe it’s five or 10.” England doesn’t want to let the disease she has, and its effects, bring her down and hopes that the money raised will one day make it easier for those who are diagnosed with cancer. England and four of her

friends make up Team F.A.C.T, which stands for Fighting Against Cancer Together. They each have to raise $2,500 to participate in the ride. So far, England has raised $625, and she believes that with a little more time, her goal will be reached. Team F.A.C.T will be holding a beverage fundraiser night at The Fox’s Reach Pub and Grill in Maple Ridge on May 7. Tickets can be purchased by emailing and donations of gift baskets or prizes would be appreciated.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Earth Day


Solar Cone, Composter & Rainbarrel Pick-up Day

Saturday, April 16th 9am-2pm at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot, 10092 – 236th Street, just off River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. Pre-ordered & pre-paid pickup only!


This is a Free Event for the whole family featuring exhibits, activities, performances, and the first Haney Farmer’s Market of the year !

Other Earth Week Activities:

Friday, April 15: 7pm - “The Clean Bin Project” Free movie and Q&A with filmmakers at the Maple Ridge Council Chambers (11995 Haney Place) Sunday, April 17: 11am – 3pm – “Goodbye Chums!” Free family event at the Bell Irving Hatchery, 11450 – 256th Street. Monday, April 18: 6:30 – 8:30pm – “Cheers to the Planet: Eat, Drink, and Be Eco” Organic food & wine tasting at the ACT Tuesday, April 19: 7pm – “Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie” At Hollywood 3 Cinemas, Pitt Meadows. Thursday, April 21: 7pm – “Vanishing of the Bees” Movie & discussion at Maple Ridge Council Chambers.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hospital auxiliary

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Local resident Gary Grigg will be acting in the movie, and Barr said Grigg was the catalyst for bringing the production to Maple Ridge. “It’s really coming together at Gary’s insistence that Maple Ridge is the place to be,” said Barr. “Gary is a just a real advocate for the community.” The production started shooting on April 1 and was scheduled to wrap up on April 10. They were shooting at Davidson’s Pool, in our ample green spaces, and in and around the waterfront industrial areas in Hammond. “It has a real kind of New Jersey flavour to it,” said Barr. “You have these spots in and around the city that are just gorgeous.” He could not say enough about the welcoming aspect of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows and stressed he is trying to make this production as local as possible. “Maple Ridge is very film friendly,” he added. “I’m just glad to be [here] and have a community that’s behind us.” Lyrics to Dying Rebirth is being used as a promotional film for the feature Lyrics to Dying Onslaught. This is described on their Facebook page as “a ’70s-inspired exploitation or grindhouse revenge film that weaves a side story that is its own tale of desperation and redemption at the barrel of a gun.” To learn more about IDIOM Films go to

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It takes a year to make a quilt, but the Ridge Meadows Quilters Guild make time throughout the 12 months so they can raffle it off and give the proceeds to a local charity. In 2010, they raised $1,362.40 and donated the money to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. “We all make squares,” said member Missy McLeod, “and then we get together and hand stitch [the quilt].” Each quilt goes through a two-year cycle, McLeod said. It takes about a year to make and is raffled off six months after it is finished. “It takes a lot of time,” she said.

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Laura Butler of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation (left) accepted a donation from the Quilters’ Guild. McLeod grew up quilting, and she enjoys the social aspect of it. “A quilting bee hasn’t changed much,” she said. “It’s always been a group of women getting together socially to make something.” In 2010, Lynn Leslie of Port Coquitlam won the quilt in a raffle without seeing it. That matters little to those who love what a quilt represents. “It’s like being wrapped in a hug,” said McLeod.

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Carrisa Dean wants to make a difference in other peoples’ lives. The young PMSS student is starting off with a very ambitious project — she’s organizing a fashion show to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. But this is no ordinary fashion show. All the models are currently patients at the hospital and range from four to 17 years in age. “The group of kids that I’ve got are absolutely amazing,” she said. “These kids have gone through so much that some people never go through in their life.” They will be wearing three outfits, one for spring, one formal evening outfit and one ‘personality’


outfit, which Dean said can be anything that lets their individuality shine. She said she is touched by them and by the generosity of individuals and businesses who have provided everything needed for the event. The show will be held at the Holiday Inn on Howe Street, which has donated two rooms for the evening. Sears on Robson is donating the clothes, and three entertainers have donated their time for the show — Marion Weston, Emily Taylor Adams and Sean Thomas. The young event planner has also received many raffle prizes, including a Whistler getaway, PNE prize pack and BC Lions tickets. “My goal was to raise $5,000,” Dean said, “and I’ve already raised $3,000 and I haven’t even started selling tickets yet.” While many might look at Dean as an inspiration, hers is her grandfather who passed away almost

two years ago. “He would do anything for anybody. It made me think I want to do something to be like him,” she said. Dean has spent a lot of time at BC Children’s Hospital in her young life, because she has a rare form of scoliosis and has to go for MRIs and X-rays every six months. Despite having to quit sports and manage her pain without medication, Dean does not want to focus on her troubles. “When you see a child that has gone through so much worse,” she said, “when I see them I’m like ‘I can’t even tell you about mine’,” she said. The fashion show, Show of Styles, Kids with Smiles, will be on April 23, with doors at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Howe Street. Tickets are a minimum $20 donation each and can be purchased from Town Square Cobbler in Haney Place Mall. For more information, email



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Pitt Meadows

A test of strength on two wheels

Riders, volunteers, and spectators braved the miserable weather on Sunday for the second-annual Barry’s Roubaix cycling race.

It was a race that separated the weak from the strong. On Sunday, cyclists came from all over to take part in Barry’s Roubaix, and the course and tough competition, coupled with the pouring rain, tested the athletes every step of the way. “People were dropping like flies out there,” said Barry Lyster, organizer and owner of Local Ridge Bike shop, commenting on the majority of racers who abandoned the race when the relentless cold rain and wind overcame them. “I don’t blame them one bit,” he added. “If it was me racing, I’d still be out there lying in a ditch somewhere.” Lyster, who stated in the weeks leading up to the event that he hoped for nasty conditions to make the race “truly epic”, now knows he should have been careful what he wished for. His vision was to make his race similar to the historic Paris Roubaix Spring Classic cycling race that was held on the same day in France, and featured the best cyclists in the world. Traditionally, the Paris Roubaix is known for its wretched weather, said Lyster, but ironically, this year the weather in Europe was sunny and mild for the race. Folks in Pitt Meadows were not so lucky on Sunday. Only 15 of 54 men entered in the category 1/2 race finished the 110-km race, shortened by 10-km from the original 120-km, “more in consideration of the valiant volunteers standing in the cold downpour than of the racers who chose to subject themselves to the misery,” said

Lyster. “The weather wreaked havoc on not only the riders, but the brave, steadfast volunteers as well,” he said. “Unlike the riders, they did not have the option to stop.” The cyclists however not only had the rain and cold to contend with, but also a four-km section of gravel on the 10-km course that they faced each lap. Lyster commented that perhaps the toughest riders of the day were the winners of the featured events – the category 1/2 men’s and women’s races. Curtis Deardon, (Team Garneau Evolution), took the men’s win in a two-man breakaway with teammate Tim Abercrombie, (Team Garneau Evolution), in a time of three hours, 17 minutes, and 52 seconds. Adam Thuss, (Trek Red Truck Racing), finished third, trailing by about two-anda-half minutes. On the women’s side, the six-strong Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ squad controlled most of the 90-km race to take first and third places, courtesy of Jasmin Glaesser and Jessica Hannah, said Lyster. Denise Ramsden, (Team JuvedermSpecialized-Mazda), snatched up second spot to foil the Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ podium sweep, he added. The trio’s winning time was three hours, five minutes, and 42 seconds. “The riders who showed up to race were the toughest of the tough,” said Lyster. “I am sure they will still be tasting gravel for the next week or so.” Tanille Stickley, (Balance Point

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Racing), won top honours in the Category 3/4 women’s race, while James Cameron, (Pro City Racing), came out on top in the men’s category. Finn Blackburn, (Burnaby Velodrome Club), won the youth race, followed by Local Ride Racing’s Pete Whalen in second and top girl, Maggie Coles-Lyster, (Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+), in third. Lyster said Alison Wood was the only

brave soul to enter the novice women’s race, while Keith Jackson, Jackson Pickell, (dEVo), and John-Paul Austring, finished top-three in the novice men’s competition. With 114 racers total, Lyster said he is pleased with the turnout, especially considering the rain that likely kept lots of would-be racers at bay. “Special thanks to the volunteers, the City of Pitt Meadows, Pitt Meadows Airport Society, the District of Maple Ridge, Cycles Lambert, Local Ride Bike Shop, and Kicking Horse Coffee for making the event possible,” he added. For full results, visit

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Decorated shooter to represent Canada in Munich Erin Beckett placed high at the Joe Elkin Memorial BC Air Gun Championships in Richmond in March. Maple Ridge Christian School student Erin Beckett, has her ‘sights,’ pun intended, on making Canada’s national team for the Brazil 2016 Olympic Games. She will be competing for a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but she has to place first or second at the International Sport Shooting Federation, (ISSF), world cup event in Munich this June. Beckett was named to the Canadian ladies national competition air pistol development team last week, and will represent Canada as the youngest national team shooter at just 17 years old. In March she competed in the in the ladies 10-metre competitive air pistol event at the Joe Elkin Memorial

brought home a silver medal for B.C. in the ladies BC Air Gun team air pistol competition at the Canada Games Championships in Halifax (Shooter hits target in Halifax, Feb. in Richmond. 25 TIMES). She hit Beckett follows in the footsteps of Kim Eagles scores of 368, (née Savory), who also represented Maple Ridge 371 and 377, at world championships and the Olympics as a totalling 1,116 competitive shooter. of a possible Both athletes have roots in modern pentath1,200 points, lon, an Olympic event that displays the skills of which was the perfect soldier. Along with shooting, modern only 14 points pentathletes compete in swimming, show jumpbehind the Erin Beckett will represent Canada in Munich this June. ing, fencing and running. match winBeckett is sponsored by HyperStealth ner from the Biotechnology Corporation and by North Fraser Canadian Event Centre where she also coaches young athletes in national team. shooting and fencing. In February Beckett and her Langley teammate

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Playing community sports is something many children dream of, but it is not always a reality due to the financial pressure facing families. KidSport is an organization that aims to give children the opportunity to take part in community sports, and to remove any financial barriers. Len Walters, the co-chair of the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows chapter, said they received seed money from the provincial body of KidSport

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From left, Kyle Robertson, Const. Oliver Broermann, Perry Bateson, Const. Eric Obermayer, minor baseball president Mark Kauhane, and Len Walters. to get started, and they had a few fundraisers as well. Earlier this month, the organization donated $1,630 to Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball so that some kids will be able to take part this year.

“The grant money will cover the cost for 11 kids’ registration,” said Walters. RCMP Cpl. Steve Huntenburg and Const. Oliver Broermann from the Ridge Meadows RCMP also donate their time to the organization, and both of them, along with Const. Eric Obermayer came out on April 2. “We mingled with the kids and parents,” said Huntenburg, “handing out pins, tattoos, and stickers.” Walters said applications to KidSport are reviewed by a subcommittee, consisting of himself, Huntenburg, and Broermann. A maximum amount of $300 is given towards the registration of an organized sport for children 18 and under.

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MUST SELL! NO HST. 3 lvls, 4 yrs, 3 BR. Cls to schools, transit. Pets/rentals okay. $323,000 MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

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QUICK SALE 2 BR, 2 bath, close to school/trransit & shops. Pets/ rentals okay. Asking $334,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Houses - Sale


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Houses - Sale


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561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, u/g prkg, cls to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall, Sorry No Pets.

Office 604-773-6467


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COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or May 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249 6 BR home from $19,000 down $1,940/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock


New Westminster

5 BR (3 BR upper + 2 BR legal suite. $1000/mo rent). 2313 sq ft. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143


Mobile Homes


Don’t be fooled by out-of-province Dealer Promises. Enjoy 10yr. Extended Warranty. Local Service Prices Approx. $70.00 sq.ft.

Quality Homes •


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2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available MAY 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Money to Loan

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Could you use $30k or even $300k? If you own a home, we can help. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. Independent lenders since 1969.



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Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

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Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


BBY N room in house, priv ent, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. May 1. 604-438-7341


Shared Accommodation


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

CABIN FOR 1. $500/mo. RV sites, Pet Ok, monthly rates. Hide-Away resort 604-463-4006

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

M/RIDGE LARGE unfurn bdrr /ldry /cable incl, nr Hospital, ns. np, $450mth 604-922-6003

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Walkout Suite, NEW, Pvt Entrance, 116&240th, Pvt Gated Comm, $800, Util Included 778-995-2501

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993 M/R CENT, 11735-225th St, Adult bldg, Bach $550, 2 Br $900 heat/ h/w incl’d, no dogs 604-467-9420 NEW WEST 1 bed 1 bath, $715 plus utilities. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt at 604-570-2786.


22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768



115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications or waiting list for Bachelors, 1 BR’s, 1 BR & Dens & 2 BR’s. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

BBY 11TH/2ND St 2BR g/lvl, totally renod, granite counters, new appls, full bath. N/s, np. $950 incls utils. Av now. 604-526-8798

BBY METROTOWN, Lrg 2 BR, 2 bath, Reno’d, all new appls, priv entry. $1000 incls utls, cable. Suits family. Pet negot. N/S. Avail now. Elwell St. 604-463-0029 BBY N. Lrg 3 BR upper flr. On bus route to SFU. $1500/mo incl util, sh’d w/d. N/s, n/p. 604-420-7998 BBY N near SFU, bright & newly decorated upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p, carport. NS/NP. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 COQ. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Private w/d & entry. Full bath. N/s, n/p. $975/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ COMO Lk/Blue Mtn area 1 BR bright suite, new bath/kitchen, d/w, share w/d. Avail, May 1. $600+ 1/3 elec. 778-896-2625 COQ, lrg 1 BR in quiet bldg, Storage, lndry, parking. Ns/Np. $625, ref, nr amen. 604-931-7432 COQ SPAC 2 BR ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. Inc w/d, hyd, net. N/S, N/P. Avail Now. $1000. 604-729-4709or 778-355-3964 COQ. WEST Upper 2 BR, own W/D, sundeck. Avl May 1. $1025 + utls. NS/NP. 604-637-3662

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Townhome! Fenced yard. RENT TO OWN! STOP RENTING! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597

NEW WEST. Huge, beautiful 2 & 3 BR duplex! An absolute must see! $200,000 in redesigning! Brand new kitchen/bath & floors. 5 new applis! Ns/np. $1095/mo $1395/mo incl hydro. Immed. Hurry! Won’t last! 604-306-8952

POCO 3 BR Rancher, 2 f/bath, w/d, big f/yard. $1350. By bus. Avail now. Pet ok. 604-522-3100

Townhouses Rent

MAPLE RIDGE Brookside Gardens

3 BR newly renovated, carport, 5 appl, fenced yard, Avail Now, ★Pets Welcome ★ *deposit required

778-835-0748 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851 POCO 2 BR, 2 baths, gas f/p, enste w/d, secure prkg, nr amens, ns, May 1. $1300. 604-837-4964 POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse, $830, quiet-family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034.


MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR, own W/D, D/W. $900 incls utls/cbl/prkg. N/S. Pet negot. 604-463-0029

Warehouse/ Commercial

MISSION: Silver Creek Industrial Park. 1800 sq.ft. FOR LEASE $1088/mo + triple net. RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty, Gary Fraipont 604-466-2838 or 604-240-3948


Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309


Collectibles & Classics

29th ANNUAL SWAP MEET Sunday Apr. 17th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

★Cars ★ Parts ★ Collectibles★ Maple Ridge Fair Grounds ( 105th & Lougheed Hwy ) Admission $2.00 Free Parking Jake 604-941-7791



1992 THUNDERBIRD Super Coupe, 6 cyl, auto, exc shape $2000 firm, 604-858-3870


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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Scrap Car Removal

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• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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We pay up to $300 cash

MISSION, Cariboo St. 2 BR. F/bath, 2 gas f/ps, f/yard. Priv w/d. Nice area - across from a hobby farm! $900/mo incl hydro/cbl/’net. May 1st. Ns/np. 778-839-0905


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Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224



Blinds & Draperies

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337


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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

2000 VW Jetta GLS, 88,000k, 4 cyl auto, full pwr, a/c, heated seats. $5900 obo. 604-936-0538 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr h/b, auto, red, some option 20k, $9000 Firm. 604-538-9257


Marie’s Customized Cleaning Services. ★ Move outs ★ offices & homes ★ new construction ★ carpets & blinds. WCB Insured & Veterans VIP Blue Cross Certified Provider. Call Marie 604-467-1118

8080 1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711


ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960





ALL TYPES OF STONE, Brick, Block, Tiles, Reno’s & Repairs. Certified European Craftsman. 35 yrs exp. Call Mike 604-328-7974


Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men



Flooring/ Refinishing


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175


Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •



• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • Fast Reliable Service

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792


310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION, tree services, hedge trimming, spring lawn care. 778-885-6488

The Whole Nine Yards Lawn Care Pressure Washing Rubbish Removal 10% Discount for Seniors

(604) 813-5282

Paving/Seal Coating

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.


Painting/ Wallpaper


• Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience


A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Call 604-518-0974 #1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.


Power Washing




$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

Powerwashing & Gutters Free Quote, Low Cost Chris 604-463-1951


Renovations & Home Improvement



Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000


Power Washing

Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808


A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Call Geoff Dann at:


YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


Lawn & Garden

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From


Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''


CLINT’S EXTERIOR STUCCO Small repairs our specialty. Res/Comm. 604-306-2658




Licenced & Insured. Refs.

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Tree Services


Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


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Window Cleaning

DB WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Building Siding Cleaning Registered & Insureed Residential/Commercial 604-376-7842


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MAple Ridge Times April 12 2011  

MAple Ridge Times April 12 2011

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